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Welcome to Zanzibar Airport

3.7 miles (6km) south of Stone Town

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

There is a taxi rank at the terminal. Taxis will have a set list of prices, though you can negotiate them down.

City Transfers

Taxis are available at the terminal. Some hotels in Stone Town offer shuttle services from the airport.


+255 24 2233979

Departure Tax
US$ 30 for international flights and US$ 5 for domestic flights.

The airport has a cafe/restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as shops in the waiting area selling souvenirs, gifts, and snack and beverages.

Swahili and English are the official languages. Several indigenous languages are also spoken.

The official unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS), divided into 100 cents. The tourism industry prices everything in US Dollars and they are the preferred unit of currency. Major currencies can be exchanged in the larger towns. Foreign exchange bureaux in the main towns usually offer a better rate on travellers cheques than do the banks. ATMs are available in major cities only. Major lodges, some hotels and travel agents in urban areas accept credit cards, but these should not be relied on and can incur a 10% surcharge.

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